Unique Dayton Pendant

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Unique Dayton Pendant

$125.00

30 in stock

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Product Description

This stunning sterling silver pendant (slightly larger than a quarter) was inspired by a vintage 1904 bicycle built in Dayton by the Davis Sewing Machine Co.  It was individually hand cast and replicates the “DAYTON” wheel chain sprocket on that Dayton Racer bicycle model.

By 1885, the bicycle craze had reached its height in America.  Davis Sewing Machine, located in East Dayton, converted much of its plant to build more of its “Dayton” model bicycle.  By 1905, Davis was the largest bicycle maker in the U.S., building over 600 bicycles a day.

Across town, two brothers were repairing and building bicycles on a very small scale.  In part, due to competition from Davis and the advent of the automobile, their bicycle business was in a decline.  Not deterred, Orville and Wilbur dared to believe.  They immersed themselves in their research and experimentation believing that they could build a controllable flying machine.  It paid off.  In 1903, the Wright Brothers created the first successful powered airplane and refined it to be a practical flying machine 2 years later.

The mega East Dayton bicycle and sewing machine manufacturer (which later became Huffy Bicycles) was successful.  But the world was forever changed by these 2 hardworking small Westside Dayton “believers”.

Honor Dayton, and wear this pendant proudly.  But most of all continue to “believe” in all that you do!

A Copy of this “Story” is Included with Each Purchase!

****PRICE MAY VARY DUE TO WEIGHT AND SIZE. THE FINAL PRICE YOU SEE MAY NOT BE CORRECT. PLEASE CALL US AT 937-361-0662 TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT FINAL PRICE.*****

Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 4 in
Features

Sterling Silver

Color

SIlver

Brand

Unique hand crafted

Delivery Options

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